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Flash photography; the basics

Flash photography; the basics

What is a flash? Basically, it’s a light that you turn on when it is dark. A camera flash can really only be used in two photographic applications. It is either a main light or a fill light. What does that mean? Well, basically, if you are going to use your flash as a main […]

Using your flash as a main light

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Using your flash as a main light

When you are using your flash as a main light, you have made some decisions. First off, the lighting conditions where you are taking your photo are less than ideal and you have to light with the flash, meaning you want the flash strength to overpower the existing natural light. This means that while you […]

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Using your flash as a fill light

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Using your flash as a fill light

Basically, all a fill light does is fill in the shadows of a subject, usually created by a directional main light. The easiest example to quote is that a person is standing outside with sunlight falling on one side of their face. The camera left side of their face is towards the light, the camera […]

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